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Maple-Walnut Pears

Maple-Walnut Pears

Use Bosc or red Bartlett pears for this recipe. They hold their shape well when cooked. Peel and cut pears just before cooking to prevent discoloration.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 pear halves, 1 tablespoon sauce, and 1/4 cup ice cream)
  • Cook time:12 Minutes
  • Prep time:9 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon light butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 firm pears, peeled, cored and cut in half lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup vanilla fat-free ice cream


Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over low heat; add oil. Increase heat to medium-high. Place pear halves, cut sides down, in pan. Cook 3 minutes or until golden.

Reduce heat to medium; add maple syrup and brown sugar. Cook 6 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; stir in nuts.

To serve, place 2 pear halves on each of 4 dessert plates; drizzle each evenly with syrup mixture. Top each with 1/4 cup ice cream. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Fat: 5.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.1g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 44mg
  • Calories: 236
  • Protein: 2.6g
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Calcium: 73mg

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